PathWave RFPro with Synopsys’ Custom Compiler Offers Embedded Electromagnetic Simulation for Wireless Chip Design Workflow
SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$KEYS #5G—Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Keysight’s PathWave RFPro, integrated with the Synopsys Custom Compiler design environment, is enabled to support TSMC’s latest N6RF design reference stream.
The EDA tool and design methodology support is essential for integrated circuit (IC) designers. The latest TSMC N6RF Design Reference Stream provides guidance for designers who need to accurately design and simulate circuits based on TSMC’s advanced N6RF CMOS technology for next-generation 5G and wireless applications.
Keysight and Synopsys developed the custom design sample in Synopsys Custom Compiler with the ability to perform built-in electromagnetic (EM) analysis and custom radio frequency (RF) device modeling in Keysight PathWave RFPro. Customers can use PathWave RFPro with Custom Compiler as part of an end-to-end workflow that provides EM simulation and circuit layout interoperability.
“With Keysight’s PathWave RFPro EM simulation tightly integrated with the Synopsys custom compiler, customers have a proven solution for fast and accurate wireless chip design using TSMC’s N6RF design reference flow,” said said Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s PathWave software solutions. “Embedded EM simulation is necessary for verification and optimization of parasitic effects found in today’s multi-technology RF designs. Iterative co-simulation of EM circuits helps designers ensure first-pass success, and this interoperability achievement is a testament to the collaboration between TSMC, Synopsys and Keysight.
Keysight’s contribution to the reference stream also includes detailed application notes, co-authored by Keysight and Synopsys, for effective implementation by IC designers. The TSMC N6RF Design Reference Stream is published and available, together with the N6RF Technology Packages, from TSMC.
“Building the reference stream is a natural progression that builds on our long collaboration with Keysight to integrate Synopsys Custom Compiler and RFPro,” said Aveek Sakar, vice president of engineering at Synopsys. “The new Reference Stream gives designers a head start in RF design and simulation activities with the latest and most advanced CMOS RF technology from TSMC*.”
“Our collaboration with Keysight and Synopsys enables customers to implement advanced IC design and simulation workflows for our industry-leading CMOS RF technology,” said Suk Lee, Division Vice President. Design Infrastructure Management at TSMC. “We are pleased with the results of the work Keysight and Synopsys have done on this RF design reference flow and look forward to continuing our partnership to help RF IC design customers meet complex requirements and quickly launch their designs. differentiated products in the market.
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For more information on Keysight’s partnership with Synopsys, see “Synopsys Collaborates with Keysight Technologies to Provide Integrated Custom Design Workflow for 5G Designs.”
*RF CMOS technology is a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) integrated circuit (IC) technology that integrates radio frequency (RF), analog and digital electronic components on a signal-driven RF CMOS (complementary MOS) circuit chip. mixed.
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